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The colon consists of the large intestine and the lower part of the digestive tract. There are many diseases and conditions that affect the colon, and surgery is sometimes the best option to alleviate pain and discomfort and stop the spread of disease.
Dignity Health Sacramento proudly offers our patients the option of minimally invasive surgery for colon resection, called laparoscopic colectomy, for conditions including:
In conventional open surgery, a large incision is made in the abdomen so the surgeon can repair or remove the colon. Minimally invasive laparoscopic colectomy requires only a few small incisions in the abdomen:
The board-certified surgeons at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento have undergone extensive fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic techniques, including robotic colorectal surgery. This combination of skill and technology offers patients a host of potential benefits, including: